I Concede Nothing: We're Not Losing A Single Seat. Period.
By Martin A. Knight Posted in 2006 | Spotlight Blogs — Comments (15) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I concede the Democrats nothing. Not one single seat. Not DeWine. Not Santorum. Not Chocola. Not Hostettler. Not Northup. Not even Shays! I cannot even conceive of why anyone would post, today of all days that we're definitely going to lose seats. It may be true. But NOT now.
However, for the sake of argument, I am prepared to concede Lincoln Chafee.
Call me unrealistic, but I'm operating under the assumption that we're not losing a single seat unless we let ourselves lose. A General may know that he is most likely to lose a flank, but that doesn't mean he should suffer the loss without a fight if there's any chance that he can prevent it.
So we are NOT losing a single seat. We concede only AFTER the polls close.
Read on . . .
We're at this point here, where everybody expects us to lose numerous seats, enough to lose the majority in either House, not because the Democrats ran an honest issue-based campaign, not even because of the missteps by the folks representing our party and philosophy in the Houses of Congress, but because our Fourth Estate conducted an air war against our people and carried the Democrats' water for the past two years, and our people were too cowed to attack back.
But now is not the time for recriminations. The time to deal with the partisan activists masquerading as objective "journalists" is later. After tomorrow ... after we retain control of Congress.
The Democrats (and I include most of the Fourth Estate in that designation) have been conducting an air war designed to mislead the American people on the economy, the reason we took out Saddam Hussein and re-cast Iraq as Vietnam where the American people lost heart at home and thus for the first time America lost a war.
They've striven mightily to depress our turn-out with false polls and contrived controversies. They've worked hard to lead those Independents and fence-sitters who do not pay attention until the last days and by then have unwittingly absorbed all the false information they've been bombarded with everyday for month after month into voting for them.
We (Rove and Mehlman), on the other hand, have concentrated, almost exclusively, on the ground war and only went into high gear in the past two weeks even though preparation had been going on since 2004.
Whether or not we were right or wrong would be determined tomorrow. We need to concentrate today on implementing our ground war plan, the plan we have at hand, and getting our voters out and convincing those still on the fence and weakly on the other side to come down on our side.
We started our engines three days ago. And apparently we've been doing well. We floor the pedal today. It's time to win.
The Democrats' agents in the Fourth Estate, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC et al are going to release false exit polls to depress our turnout and make us concede defeat before the game is even half-over. They called Florida for Gore and declared the polls closed before the Republican heavy panhandle finished voting and plunged the nation into a 30 day nightmare in 2000.
Ignore them. Until the time for the polls in your area to close comes and goes, we're still supposed to be out in the field. It's not over till it is over.
Stick a big middle finger in their faces. In the faces of Bill Keller and his editorial board. In the faces of the editors of the Washington Post, Boston Globe and the producers of CBS, CNN, NBC and ABC. Make them clutch their pillows and cry themselves to sleep, wondering where their much pre-celebrated victory went, after tonight is over.
Vote and get everybody you know out to vote. And vote REPUBLICAN!